- A maid and two robbery gang suspects connived to steal a Highlander jeep
- The maid had reportedly connived with the suspects to steal his boss' jeep
- They planned to sell the jeep and split the money, but they were caught in the process
Two suspected members of a robbery gang have been arrested in Lagos state. The robbery gang suspects had teamed up with a fleeing male house help to steal the employer's Highlander jeep.
The suspects were arrested at Ladipo market in Mushin area of the state while they were trying to sell the jeep. It was gathered that the house help identified simply as Goodluck had fled, and he is still on the run.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Monday, April 29, after the victim, Abiola Abegunde, left her house in Igando abode, at about 10:30am. Abegunde revealed that she had left her home to fix her faulty phone. She said she left her mother and her three-year-old daughter with the house-boy.
She said: “I was within the vicinity, when I heard the sound of our gate opened. When I looked closely I saw the house boy Goodluck, opening the gate for my father’s highlander jeep to go out of the compound.
Suspecting the boys reversing the jeep, I started shouting thief! But to my greatest surprise, the houseboy was with them. They reversed the vehicle out of the street into the adjoining street which is Busari street, where the house-boy stood. He was also shouting thief, to convince passers-by.”
The woman explained that the vehicle had been recovered on Wednesday, May 1, around 5:30pm. According to Vanguard, one of the suspects, Arifayan Tosin, had gone to Ladipo market in Mushin to sell the the Toyota Highlander under the pretence that his father told him to sell it.
The buyer dialed the phone number on particulars to confirm the story only to find out that the vehicle was stolen.
“Luckily on May 1, 2019, at about 5:30pm, one Arifayan Tosin went to Ladipo market, Mushin, to sell the said Toyota highlander jeep with registration number LSR392DE with pretence that his father instructed him to sell the car. Unfortunately, the buyer dialled the phone number in the particulars, only to be informed that the vehicle was removed from where it was parked at Igando. Immediately, he contacted the Area Commander D, Mushin, who mobilised policemen and got the first suspect arrested."
The other suspect was arrested and investigation is still on going to arrest Goodluck.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a lady who killed her neighbour during fight had collapsed after being sentenced to death in Lagos state.
The convict had stabbed the deceased on the chest and arm with a knife during a fight over who should possess a bench left behind in the premises by a former neighbour.
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